Category Archives: original artwork

What’s On My Easel? Saplings, Acrylic on Canvas

I took a photo of saplings along the creek in early spring along the Panhandle Trail. The straight lines of the saplings and varied colors and widths and patterns with the light behind them, and even a bit of the creek, immediately appeared to me as a larger painting, but abstracted. I just wanted to […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Three Portraits

Above is the first of three portraits I have of sweet Penny, and it’s the one I still have in my studio, but all from about a decade ago. I realized I’ve never written about this/these portraits, so here we are. I’ve framed the original of this portrait to sell as the original and also […]

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Nature & Wildlife Framed Original Artwork 25% Off

I always like to share my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletters after subscribers have had a chance to see it and all the offers have expired. This is my winter 2022-2023 Newsletter, and the main special is framed original artwork. Photographing and displaying my framed original artwork Unless you join me at an exhibit or […]

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Walk in the Woods, Especially in Autumn

“Walk in the Woods”—that’s not just an idea, that’s an imperative! Take the time, go and do it! I’m so glad I did. Time was running out for the amazing leaf color in October 2022, and I’d really wanted to take some time more than once when the leaves were at their prime to at […]

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25% Off Select Original Feline Artwork

Six original feline artwork paintings and five block prints are discounted 25% with discount code ORIGINALART25 through February 28, 2023. Why spend extra money on an original when a print looks nice enough? Looking at the original artwork that was done by hand is very different from looking at a print. I’m careful with preparing […]

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“Light Into Darkness” Exhibit Submissions

The North Hills Art Center is hosting a themed exhibit, Light Into Darkness, to benefit local non-profit Veterans Leadership Program. I dropped off my artwork earlier this week. The opening is February 11, and if you’re local stop by for some wine and cheese and some really beautiful art from what I saw of the […]

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“Woods Reader” Includes My Paintings, Essays and Other Interesting Content

In 2018 I submitted for publication a few of my paintings and their stories to nature-themed magazines and websites. Woods Reader responded with interest and in 2019 they published “The Rope Swing”. In 2014 when I imagined organizing an exhibit of landscapes I’d on sketched and painted on, and of, the Panhandle Trail, this image […]

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Stark Winter Sun on a “Dead End” Street

I love snowy winter scenes, blue morning shadows or brilliant sunsets, snowfall, surprise bits of color. Winter has long been my biggest inspiration for landscape painting. And I also love a row of houses in the sun without snow, the bare trees, the long shadows, and this dead end street has so many familiar elements. […]

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Summer and Winter in Exhibit Submissions

It’s the first art call of 2023: I dropped off submissions at the North Hills Art Center for an exhibit at Northland Library. It’s not a juried show, just artwork that will hang in the library and is for sale. Exhibits usually have a three-year limit for submissions, meaning works you’ve created within the past […]

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Sunbath, a Study of Sunlight Because of the Cat

A study of winter sunlight, because there’s a cat in it, one of my very first watercolor paintings. It’s a very simple scene: a black cat having a bath in front of a white painted kitchen cabinet with chrome handles, and a yellow and orange patterned carpet, but the play of light has fun with […]

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